When you’ve been injured on the job, it’s important to make certain that you’ve received all the benefits to which you – and the loved ones who depend on you – are entitled. In Colorado, workers’ compensation benefits can include medical care, temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability, permanent partial disability, reimbursement for your mileage to medical facilities, payment for scars or disfigurement and, sometimes, penalties that are awarded for legal violations of your employer. You also have the right to pursue a settlement of your workers’ compensation claim. The complexities of Colorado’s workers’ compensation procedures make it advisable for you to seek guidance from a qualified attorney.
The law office of Mary E. Jeffers can provide you with the informed advice you need to make sense of Colorado’s complicated workers’ compensation regulations and procedures. Our Denver workers’ compensation attorneys know that you’ve already suffered because of your illness or injury. That’s why we want to offer you the knowledge and experience we’ve built in the course of helping others who’ve found themselves in similar situations. Our lawyers know that your concerns are for your ability to work and earn a living for yourself and your family, both now and in the future. If a work injury or illness affects your capabilities, you want the security that comes from knowing you’ve gotten the best possible settlement. The workers’ compensation attorneys at the offices of Mary E. Jeffers are dedicated to helping you achieve that peace of mind.
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation explains that “settlement usually involves giving up all or some of your rights to future workers’ compensation benefits, including medical benefits, in exchange for an agreed upon amount of money.” In fact, approval by the Division is required when the parties involved reach agreement on the amount of a settlement.
Your Colorado workers’ compensation attorney from the offices of Mary E. Jeffers can help you if you decide to pursue a workers’ compensation settlement. A settlement means that you and your employer’s insurance company are able to reach an agreement without taking a case to trial. Settlements may involve a single lump-sum payment or payments made over a period of time. Lump sums are a once-and-for-all proposition – your final payment for any remaining issues related to your workers’ compensation case. That means you assume responsibility for your medical care and other needs after the settlement is reached. So it’s especially important to know that you’ve made the best possible arrangements. It’s also important to make decisions based on a clear understanding of all your options and all the potential consequences. A qualified workers’ compensation attorney can help you examine those aspects of your case knowledgeably and capably.
At the law offices of Mary E. Jeffers, our Denver workers’ compensation lawyers are committed to providing you with the seasoned legal advice you need. Our practice takes pride in providing you with the kind of caring service that can make a real difference when you’ve suffered the trauma of a workplace injury. We know that the law can seem complex and intimidating. That’s why we offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to explore your situation. We recognize that every case is different, and we take a personal approach to helping you during this difficult time. Call the office of Mary E. Jeffers today to schedule your consultation with a qualified Colorado workers’ compensation attorney.
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